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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ES 120 - Field Research Methods in Environmental Science (SF)

Credits: (4 credits)

Field Research Methods in Enviornmental Science is an experiential learning course for beginning environmental scientists, in which students conduct investigations of local ecosystems using methods in common use by professional scientists.  This course develops technical skills in the use of equipment and sampling instruments, as well as skills in experimental and study design. Students train in acquiring samples from terrestrial, freshwater, and marine systems, paired with laboratory analyses of sampled parameters, and at times analysis of dynamic processes in natural systems. Scientific report writing and presentation are emphasized in required student work.

This is a Sustainability-Focused (SF)    course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Attain methodological competence in field work, including experimental or study design,
  2. Conduct accurate use of field sampling equipment and protocols,
  3. Demonstrate the ability to analyze field-collected data, and
  4. Communicate their results and conclusions effectively through science writing and presentations.

Frequency of Offering:
Every fall semester (annual)

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